what to do while glue is drying

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Project by norwood posted 01-24-2010 05:48 AM 2358 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was bored while glue was drying and did not want to admit defeat and go into the house so I made a letter opener from scraps from the toy swords. Blade is maple and the handle is a different piece of maple “slight color difference” cross guard is light mahogany and the pins are ebony the larger is wedged with oak bits from my shop floor
don’t actually need one but in the proses found a good way to use little scraps of nice wood to make dowels.
cut a rough scrap however long and place it in your drill press crank on at high speed and use a 60 grit sand paper scrap to shape it into what ever size pin you need seamed to work pretty good.

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#1 posted 01-24-2010 05:54 AM

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#2 posted 01-24-2010 06:58 AM

nice looking letter opener… and good way to use up some scraps…

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#3 posted 01-24-2010 07:05 AM

I thought it would be a dagger for the pirate’s chest :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 01-24-2010 07:46 AM

no daggers theres only one eye patch per outfit and they dont grow on trees so Im told

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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